lyrebird

lyrebird
Either of two large ground-dwelling Australian songbirds, of the genus Menura, so named because of the beautiful tail feathers of one species, the Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) which can be erected to look like a lyre;they are most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

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  • lyrebird — [līr′bʉrd΄] n. any of a family (Menuridae) of Australian passerine birds: the long tail feathers of the male resemble a lyre when spread …   English World dictionary

  • Lyrebird — Lyrebirds Superb Lyrebird Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • lyrebird — /luyeur berrd /, n. an Australian passerine bird of the genus Menura, the male of which has a long tail that is lyrate when spread. [1825 35; LYRE + BIRD] * * * Either of two species of insectivorous suboscine passerines (family Menuridae) named… …   Universalium

  • lyrebird — /ˈlaɪəbɜd / (say luyuhberd) noun either of two ground dwelling birds of south eastern Australia constituting the family Menuridae, the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae, and Albert s lyrebird, M. alberti, noted for their fine loud voices,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lyrebird — noun a large Australian songbird, the male of which has a long lyre shaped tail. [Genus Menura: Menura novaehollandiae (superb lyrebird) and M. alberti.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lyrebird — lyrauodegiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Menura angl. lyrebird vok. Leierschwanz, m rus. лирохвост, m; птица лира, f pranc. ménure, m; oiseau lyre, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lyrauodeginiai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • lyrebird — noun Date: 1834 either of two Australian passerine birds (genus Menura) distinguished in the male by very long tail feathers displayed in the shape of a lyre during courtship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lyrebird — noun (C) a bird with a long U shaped tail, that lives in Australia …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lyrebird — lyre•bird [[t]ˈlaɪərˌbɜrd[/t]] n. orn either of two large passerine birds of the genus Menura, of E Australia, the males of which have long tails that are lyrate when spread • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • lyrebird — noun Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape • Hypernyms: ↑passerine, ↑passeriform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Menura, ↑genus Menura …   Useful english dictionary


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